The Inner Circle

Kinsey’s story is about the very discovery of—or at least the discussion of—sex in what was then a far more puritanical country, and it is a subject to which opera is ideally suited and yet with which it has a complicated history.

“America in the 50s had a growl going on in the trousers and  beneath the skirts, and Kinsey undressed us so the growl could become the exuberant whoosh and shout out of our sexual freedom.”

– KATE GALE, Librettist

Project History

In the summer of 2015 Opera on Tap presented four fully-staged scenes of the opera-in-development at the Brick Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We enjoyed a sold-out 5-night run of the program. Building on that success, we presented a 2-night semi-staged reading of the opera in October 2016 at the cell theatre in Manhattan to sold out crowds. To learn more about the Inner Circle’s project evolution, contact us.

WORKSHOP PREMIERES In Partnership with the cell (2016) and the Brick (2014)
Stage Direction:
Kira Simring
Joe Hendel

Music Direction:
Mila Henry

Matthew Yohn
Heather Meyer
Andrew Luzania
Jeremy Hirsch
Maria Elena Armijo
Patricia Vital
Cameron Russell
Chelsea Feltman
Joy Jones
Kacey Cardin
Evan McCormack
Seth Gilman